The Great Plains Bicycling Club is Lincoln, Nebraska's recreational bicycling club. We organize rides in and around Lincoln, promote cycling and bicycle safety, publish a newsletter, and much more. We welcome all recreational riders to join us on our rides and in our other activities.
We want this to be a website that people in Lincoln and Nebraska can rely upon for information about recreational cycling. We want to know of any Nebraska-area rides that aren't in our listings. If you are aware of a recreational ride that is not listed, please contact the webmaster and provide a description and other details.
GPBC Holiday Party
The GPBC Holiday Party will be held Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, starting at 6:30 pm at the Southwood Clubhouse, 5000 Tipperary Trail. Dinner (compliments of the club, catered by Tina's Cafe) will be served at 6:30 pm: Chicken Alfredo with penne pasta, salad, bread, and pie (vegetarian option by request). Bring your own holiday cheer (alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage). If you'd like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a $20 wrapped gift (no gag gifts, please). Please RSVP by email by noon on December 4th.
GPBC Annual Meeting
About three dozen club members attended the GPBC Annual Meeting and Dinner on November 20, 2014. Club president Jane Goertzen reviewed the club's public events and treasurer Steve Clements gave a very positive financial report. The success of our public rides (Spring Fling and Heatstroke 100) enabled the club to make donations to a number of non-profit organizations. A $2500 Donation was presented to the Nebraska Trails Foundation for the N Street Bikeway project, and $500 each was presented to BicycLincoln and the Nebraska Bicycling Alliance. Donations were also made to the Lincoln Bike Kitchen, M.A.D. Dads, and Southview Church (which hosts regular board meetings).
New members of the 2015 GPBC Board of Directors were introduced: Stacy Christmann and Pat Grewe. They will be joining continuing members Dale Arp, Mike Berger, Chris Blackstock, Bob Boyce, Pat Bracken, Steve Clements, Rick Dockhorn, Jane Goertzen, Hal Smith, and Randy Smith. The Board would like to thank outgoing board members Jason Berlowitz and David Schmidt for their service to the club. The evening was capped by a spirited musical set from local singer/songwriter Daniel Christian.
Bike Safety PSA Video
GPBC board member Steve Clements and Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister star in a 30-second Public Service Announcement video on the 3-foot rule. The video and an audio version will be played on local TV and radio stations. Thanks Steve and Jeff for getting the word out to the public about bicycle safety.